Pleasant Sprague Bradford

2 February 1843–6 November 1906 (Age 63)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Pleasant Sprague

When Pleasant Sprague Bradford was born on 2 February 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Jehial Bradford, was 38 and his mother, Abigail Sprague, was 30. He married Jane Jones on 15 October 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 November 1906, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Pleasant Sprague Bradford
Jane Jones
Marriage: 15 October 1864
Pleasant Jones Bradford
Reuben Sprague Bradford
Mary Abagail Bradford
Hial Lee Bradford
Charles Union Bradford
William Livingston Bradford
Emma Elizabeth Bradford
Delilah Jane Bradford
Lillian Irene Bradford
Sylvester Young Bradford
Minerva Othelia Bradford
Ina Geneva Bradford
Mabel Lavern Bradford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 2
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries: 1862: Holt, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Holt, Nebraska, United States

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the many places, large and small, called Bradford; in particular the city in Yorkshire, which originally rose to prosperity as a wool town. There are others in Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Greater Manchester, Norfolk, Somerset, Cheshire, Wiltshire and elsewhere. They are all named with Old English brād ‘broad’ + ford ‘ford’.History: This name was brought independently to North American by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. William Bradford (1590–1657), born in Austerfield in South Yorkshire, England, the son of a yeoman farmer, was among the Pilgrim Fathers who emigrated to North America on the Mayflower in 1620. He was a signer of the Mayflower Compact and in 1621 he was elected governor of Plymouth colony, being re-elected thirty times. Another William Bradford (1663–1752), printer, came from Barnwell, Leicestershire, England, to Philadelphia, PA, in 1685, subsequently moving to New York, where he set up a printing press and founded a paper mill. His grandson, also called William Bradford (1721–91), was known as ‘the patriot printer’, famous for his Philadelphia newspaper, which among other things denounced the Stamp Act, "which no American can mention without abhorrence".

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Letter to Sister Electa

    Great Salt Lake City Feb. 4, 1861 Dear Sister Electa we received your letter dated Dec. 25 1860 by the hand of Mrs. Clark a few days ago, and was glad to hear from you but sorry to hear of your tro …

    Sources (41)

    • Pleasant Bradford in entry for Bradford, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Pleasant Bradford in household of Roswell Bradford, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Pleasant S Bradford in entry for Rex E Birch and Leda Othea Bradford, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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